How to become a Junior Engineer JE

How to become a Junior Engineer JE

How to become a Junior Engineer -First we will know ,Who is a Junior Engineer?

A JE is a basic-level engineering professional works under the guidance of a senior engineer.

Junior engineer jobs are a part and parcel of almost all the engineering fields such as civil engineering, industrial engineering, and electrical engineering.

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Educational Qualification for a Junior Engineer

The educational qualification required for applying for the post of Junior Engineer is usually a B.E or an engineering diploma from a recognized university in India

Important Junior Engineer Examinations

There are various junior Engineer examinations conducted by various organizations such as the Staff Selection Commission, Railway Recruitment Board, and Food Corporation of India.

Name of some examinations for recruiting JE are listed below

SSC Junior Engineer examination – This examination is conducted for the posts which are classified under Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted category of the Central Government.

SSC conducts this annual examination to recruit eligible candidates as JE for various engineering-based streams such as Electrical, Civil, Mechanical, Quantity surveying, and Contract divisions of Government Organisations.

Food Corporation of India (FCI) JE Examination – This examination is conducted for the posts of Junior engineers in civil engineering and Electrical and mechanical engineering streams.

This examination consists of two phases. The objective computer-based test will be conducted in an online mode.

Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) JE ExaminationThe selection procedure of the Railway Recruitment Board Junior Engineer examination is based on a three-step procedure.

It includes a Computer Based Test (CBT). The final merit list is drawn by considering the scores of candidates in CBT.

A Diploma or Degree in Engineering from a recognized university is the basic eligibility criteria for appearing in this examination.

Metro JE Examination – Many a time Metros rail recruitment conducts examinations for various metros including Delhi Metro and recruits eligible candidates for the post of JE.

Exam Pattern for the selection of Junior engineers are given below

Name of the papersContent of the papers
Paper 1 (General Awareness)Current Affairs
General English
Numerical Ability
Paper 2 (Technical Awareness)Questions from the specific field of engineering studies

Roles and responsibilities of a JE

  • Planning and execution of assigned tasks
  • Supervision of assigned tasks
  • Maintaining the stock of the concerned section
  • Passing bills for work done by the contractor
  • Execution of various government schemes comes under JE’s department
  • Giving assistance to Higher officials

Government departments in which JE get jobs

  • Central Public Works Department
  • National Technical Research Organization
  • Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval)
  • Military Engineering Services
  • Farakka Barrage Project
  • Central Water and Power Research Station
  • Central Water Commission

Salary Structure of Junior Engineers

Salary Structure of Junior Engineers according to SSC JE Recruitment

The salary structure is attractive for junior engineers as prescribed by SSC.

The gross salary of a Junior engineer ranges from INR 35000 to INR 40,667.

In hand salary of a junior engineer ranges from INR 29,000 to INR 33,000.

Designation of JE comes under the given salary structure is given below.

Central Water Commission Department, Junior Engineer (Civil) group
Central Water Commission Department, Junior Engineer (Mechanical) group
CPWD Junior Engineer (Civil) Department
CPWD Junior Engineer (Electrical) Department
Junior Engineer (Civil) Department
Junior Engineer (Electrical) Department
MES Junior Engineer (Civil) Department
MES Junior Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical) Department
MES Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contract) Department

Salary Structure of Junior Engineers according to RRB JE

The candidates under RRB JE will get an initial pay structure of INR 35,400. These candidates are also entitled to other allowances as prescribed by the Railway Recruitment Board.

In short, the typical salary for a Junior Engineer in Indian Railways is INR 29,910.

Junior Engineer salaries at Indian Railways varies with experience and expertise. It can range from INR 30000 to INR 51,588.

Career Progression of a JE

The career progression of a Junior Engineer can be broadly divided into two professional roles as given below.

Senior Section Engineer – A senior section engineer will be the head of a group of junior officials. An efficient senior section Engineer must possess high levels of managerial and technical skill sets.

Executive Engineer – The roles and responsibilities of an executive engineer include supervising the work performed by junior engineers and assistant engineers who work under him.

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